I'm sitting in the general session to be given by IBM's Craig Hayman, Vice President IBM WebSphere, IBM Software Group.
In the pre-screens, it says "JAVA = Innovation" ...
Change and innovation comes from combining ideas that already exist, i.e.
Fragmentation of programming environments on various "Java" devices has always bothered mobile Java programmers.
Hence, the build up to MSA 2, the successor of MSA 1.
It adds new JSRs and Certifications to the stack in order to reduce fragmentation over devices.
It addresses operational requirements.
Spec draft has three stacks i
JavaOne Conference's Raison d'Ãªtre: common context!
Without such common context, it becomes much harder to communicate, learn and innovate on an assumed base of ideas.
A lot of creativity is just about combining one idea with another.
Kristian Waagan (of Sun's Java DB development team) has really given Java DB (Sun's distribution of Apache / Derby) a new life of its own when it comes to handling CLOBs, starting with Java DB 10.5.
The authors who praise Derby also express a wish for in-memory storage, which is now part of
Mike Haller has put together a Twitter desktop client using Derby for local data.
Haller should probably also try this on the CDC environment.
Here, I usually write about Java-related issues, like my recent posts about Java DB.
However, every once in a while I point to something outside of Java, usually turning focus on some other communities and projects managed by Sun. When this happens, I usually write on my Blogs.Sun.Com (BSC) blog, and put a pointer here.
On this MacBook Pro laptop I'm currently using (2.5 GHz, intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, Mac OS-X 10.5.6), with lots of other apps running, it took exactly 43 seconds to build the Apache Derby database.